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Publishers Weekly
Argentine writer Valenzuela is widely known for her award-winning novel Novela negra con argentinos (Black Novel, EDSU, 1991) and the short story collection Aqui pasan cosas raras (Strange Things Happen Here, Ediciones de la Flor, 1991). Just like her earlier work, this latest novel explores the experiences of Latin Americans living under dictatorships and in exile. Set largely in New York, the novel features Marcela, a middle-aged anthropologist who moves in circles with artists, academics, and professionals, most of them exiles from various countries. Marcela herself is an Argentine who has spent the last 20 years of her life traveling, distanced from the political turmoil of her country and from an ex-husband who funded her travel on the con- dition that she write him erotically charged letters about her exploits around the world. Through a series of coincidences, the letters fall into the hands of one of Marcela's friends in New York, and she must come to terms with her past. Valenzuela's narrative is playful, readable, and thoroughly experimental, and it leads the reader into a contemporary story of art, exile, and desire. Recommended for public and academic libraries and bookstores with large sections of Latin American literature.Laura Barbas Rhoden, Wofford Coll., Spartanburg, SC Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789875450264
  • Publisher: Grupo Editorial Norma
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Language: Spanish
  • Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
  • Pages: 398

Table of Contents

Botadura (a manera de introito): Navegacion a ciegas 15
I. La Pesca Del Deseo
Teatro de la Memoria 29
Bolek 33
Callejeando 39
Movimiento espiralado hacia las arcanas profundidades del ser 46
La sangre esta que arde 55
Vendaval 60
Maquinas 68
Guardar 72
Mi vida en el valle de los hombres 76
Je suis le tenebreux, le veuf, l'inconsole 86
En Creedmoor 89
BAires / el hallazgo 95
El lento aprendizaje de ir pisando terreno minado 104
Llovizna 110
El viaje, los viajes 117
#18. Work on what has been spoiled 121
Medios de vida 127
A puertas cerradas 132
2 consuelos 2 137
Ava 138
Arenas 143
Listas 149
De tripas corazon 154
Lagrimas 158
As de pic 160
Vivian 166
Sombras nada mas 173
La memoria de la carta 179
La visita 186
Limpieza 192
Lo miraba de afuera 195
El doble 198
Tercer grado 203
La carta 208
Espejo 211
La Malpatte 214
La historia de Ray 219
*** 224
La fiesta 227
Brasas 236
Las hormonas te enceguecen 239
Campos de batalla I 244
Campos de batalla II 249
Walpurgisnacht 259
Yo, senor? No, senor. Pues entonces quien lo tiene? 271
La ultima carta 274
Domingo de darma 292
Mascaras 296
El secreto 299
El mensaje 303
Latigos 307
Los clavos 311
Respuesta 317
II. Pruebas de Fuego
El oso y las piedras 327
Danza con viboras 335
Fax 338
Al pan 346
Vino 351
Tres dias 356
El bosque 365
Foreshadowing 372
Homenaje 378
Llenar el vacio 384
Preparativos I 387
Preparativos II 391
La Ceremonia 397
Tierra! 406
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